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Old 10-27-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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I have said this before, there are too many moving here and almost no job creation. For every job created article here, there is one a month later of a company closing up or laying off.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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Plus NYC and it's wealthy surrounding suburbs are filled with people who would sooner go into foreclosure than not be seen at their regular trndy restaurant on Saturday night. I remember before I moved someone telling me about someone who was 3 months behind on their mortgage, but was still out to dinner with their crowd every Saturday night and so on. I can personally think of plenty of people I knew up there who were living so far above their means it was scary. Despite the housing market being "on fire" most of them are still underwater on their houses.
SOOOOO true. There is such a skewed and pervasive sense of what's important in the NY metro area that it is disturbing. Getting away from those sensibilities (or lack thereof) was one of the main things that led me here.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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SOOOOO true. There is such a skewed and pervasive sense of what's important in the NY metro area that it is disturbing. Getting away from those sensibilities (or lack thereof) was one of the main things that led me here.
Not just in NY, its everywhere. Jobs are disappearing from everywhere but many times if you look at the spending habits you realize that many live in perpetual debt....and sometimes for the most ridiculous things.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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SOOOOO true. There is such a skewed and pervasive sense of what's important in the NY metro area that it is disturbing. Getting away from those sensibilities (or lack thereof) was one of the main things that led me here.
Here's what's really true -- it is simplistic to state that 'what's important' to people in one metro area is 'skewed' and somehow inferior to another. There are over 22 MILLION people living in the NYC metro area -- do you think they all share the same 'skewed' sense of what's important? And when you say 'skewed' -- well in relation to what? Your views? So that makes them wrong?

Let's face it -- there are people all over this great big ole country of ours who live above their means - they have big mortgage payments & credit card debt. Doesn't make them bad people -- maybe there are circumstances that led them to where they are -- job loss, a divorce, medical bills. They live in NY, and NoVa and Chicago and LA and -- wait let me say it - the greater Raleigh-Durham area.

I am often struck when reading posts here about how quickly everyone jumps on someone who dares say a negative word about the job market, schools etc. Yes, this is a nice place to live. And yes, it is a temperate climate. And, yes my gosh aren't my property taxes low. But there are tradeoffs to all that -- what seems to be out of control development with no impact fees required -- aren't all those new housing developments going to have lots of new kids who need to go to school? Target seems to be in a race with the drug chains to put a store within 2 miles of every person living in the triangle -- the area is turning into one big strip mall.

But I digress -- my main point is to stop stereotyping -- there are good and bad people everywhere
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Jersey919, I get what you are saying...but there are a lot of people who move away from big cities to places like Raleigh because they want to simplify and get away from strip malls and high taxes only to find that everyone is trying to do the same thing. So, what happens next is that stores like Target and drug chains take notice that the population is increasing and figure that they need to expand in those areas....SO, unfortunately, the very thing that people are trying to avoid and leave behind tends to follow the herd! You can't blame people for wanting to relocate to improve their quality of life and it's sad that the opposite seems to happen. Really smart cities plan for expansion and control it.
One thing I've always loved about New Orleans is that it has managed to stay unique. So many cities around the country look the same now.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Jersey919, I get what you are saying...but there are a lot of people who move away from big cities to places like Raleigh because they want to simplify and get away from strip malls and high taxes only to find that everyone is trying to do the same thing. So, what happens next is that stores like Target and drug chains take notice that the population is increasing and figure that they need to expand in those areas....SO, unfortunately, the very thing that people are trying to avoid and leave behind tends to follow the herd! You can't blame people for wanting to relocate to improve their quality of life and it's sad that the opposite seems to happen. Really smart cities plan for expansion and control it.
One thing I've always loved about New Orleans is that it has managed to stay unique. So many cities around the country look the same now.
Which is frustrating to the people who already lived in the city/town that everyone is escaping to because they liked it without a Walgreens on every corner. They liked the trees and the mild traffic.

And, maybe some of those people come to dislike that wave of transplants. And maybe some just hate how their hometown got so crowded so fast and they don't hate the new people that move there, just the way things aren't always changing for the better.

This board makes me think about such things now and then.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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It's like I've always said..too many people have moved to the NC region. The problem is that the state has not kept up with the amount of transplants moving here regarding jobs...Really, its quite ridiculous here. I mean there is even competitition for retail jobs...Cmon now.... I have a cousin who just decided to expand her search to the Denver/Dallas area for jobs in her field. She came to the conclusion that she would probably be better off relocating...... Amazing! She has had several phone interviews and follow up- phone calls, which is more than she has had in NC.. yes she is hesitant about moving away from NC...but I told her..."What's worse?, Accepting a subpar quality of life or taking a risk to see if a move leads to a better quality of life."
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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I'm looking for a new job myself. I've always worked in Durham or RTP. I was laid off from my last job at a company I worked at for six years. I was unemployed for five months, then took a job in Raleigh off Capital (currently held been working here for a year). When you are unemployed you will take anything to put money back in your wallet. It's a great job but I don't like the drive. Having worked in Durham most my life I miss it. I constantly search job boards in mobile/messaging/tech support but there are few. I thank God I do have a job as others aren't so blessed. However, the job market here is showing slim pickings.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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